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Total loan: $5,000

Jamal

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Food

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A loan helped an all-natural sauce, dry rub, & catering company to rebrand our condiments and launch our catering service.


Jamal's story

I am originally from Hartford, Ct, went to High School in New London, Ct. My mom is from Louisiana and my dad is from the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Both my parents were the youngest of 7 children, so family get togethers were huge on both sides. Holidays were always about food at Grandmas. I learned a lot from hanging around the kitchen, and I've always had a curiosity with cooking and experimenting - I have set a few kitchens on fire in my day! I used to make cakes for my coworkers when I worked at Red Lobster, I would turn cocktails into layered and marbled cakes (I got rather good at it). It was right around the time that I was working at Red Lobster that I started this business (in my kitchen) nearly 14 years ago, from within the restaurant industry (back when wing sauce was just hot sauce and butter) I currently reside in Pittsburgh, Pa - that is where the business is based and where I refined my products. Pittsburgh is where I want to grow my business into a community leader and a valuable asset.